Ecosource is seeking an Environmental Education Youth Coordinator
Full-time, 35 hours per week, March 2019 – March 2020
Who we are: Ecosource is an innovative environmental organization that empowers the community to become more environmentally responsible through creative public education. We specialize in hands-on programming that aims to increase environmental sustainability in Peel Region and beyond.
The Position: Ecosource is seeking a creative, self-motivated and collaborative individual to co-coordinate environmental youth programming. The candidate will be based at the Mississaugas of the Credit ~irst Nation near Brantford, Ontario. The successful candidate will co-develop and deliver an engaging, hands-on program bringing Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth together to design and lead service-oriented environmental stewardship projects, while offering participating youth an opportunity to develop leadership skills and approach reconciliation through Indigenous history, cultural practices and teachings.
- Develop and deliver a peer stewardship program engaging Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth in environmental leadership;
- Ensure the program reflects social justice principles and supports reconciliation;
- Regularly consult and collaborate with project partners;
- Lead program outreach and recruitment;
- Support youth in selecting and completing volunteer service hours for stewardship projects;
- Coordinate a youth steering committee for the duration of the project and ensure youth perspectives and priorities are integrated into program planning;
- Coordinate regular workshops on sustainability issues in partnership with youth participants;
- Coordinate regular email, written and telephone communication with program participants and volunteers;
- Document relevant project information, milestones and evaluation data;
- Act as a representative of Ecosource to the community and assists with other Ecosource activities as required.
- A minimum of 2 years’ experience with project coordination in culturally diverse communities;
- Significant knowledge of Indigenous cultures and traditions as well as contemporary Indigenous issues;
- Experience delivering environmental education and/ or stewardship projects;
- Experience coordinating, supervising and supporting diverse volunteers;
- Demonstrated commitment to social justice and anti-oppression principles;
- Skilled in youth education and group facilitation;
- Sound program planning, development, implementation, and evaluation skills;
- Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written, and computer skills;
- Ability to work independently, in a team, and within various settings;
- Familiarity with the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation is an asset;
- Applicants are required to hold a current driver’s license and must have access to a vehicle.
This is a full time (35 hours per week) contract position from March 2019 to March 2020 with an annual salary in the mid-$40,000s, dependent on experience. Evening and weekend work will be required. A Police Record Search will be required upon hiring.
Deadline for applications: March 15, 2019 at 5 pm.
Ecosource offers a great team-oriented work environment with excellent opportunities for skills expansion. Ecosource provides equal opportunity employment and encourages applications from all qualified persons. Qualified applicants please submit a cover letter and resume, in Microsoft Word or PDf format, detailing your experience and interest in this position, and outlining that you have access to a vehicle via e-mail to:
Kelven Goodridge, Sustainability Education Manager Email: email@example.com
We thank all applicants for their interest and kindly request no phone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.